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The International Research Symposium on Talent Education (IRSTE) is celebrating its 30th anniversary! Though our May meeting was cancelled, we are now pleased to welcome all researchers, teachers, parents, and inquiring minds to join us for a series of four 90-minute Zoom sessions from August 15-21, 2020.

Sessions on August 15, 17, and 19 will include scholarly research relevant to Suzuki teaching, as well as practical topics like motivation, self-regulation, and parent education. For our session August 21, we are very pleased to welcome back Dr. Beatriz Ilari, a university professor, researcher, and Suzuki parent who gave our 2018 lecture. Her 2020 keynote Does Participation in Formal Music Education Programs Enhance Children’s Prosocial Skills? will be followed by an online discussion session where participants may come together to answer questions and discuss applying study results. Teachers and parents who had looked forward to Dr. Ilari’s keynote at the 2020 Conference, will have the opportunity to sign up for that session only on the 21st.

Registration for the online symposium is now open via the SAA website. Click here to register! For more information and a detailed schedule, please visit We hope you will join us for this exciting anniversary celebration!